Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - to discuss the proposed infrastructure upgrade at Tinker's Cross Roads, Mayfield, Cork; (2) Deputy Joe Carey - the retention of the medical assessment unit at Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis; (3) Deputy Michael Harty - to discuss the marine rescue services at Kilkee; (4) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the protection of jobs at Kerry Foods, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan; (5) Deputy Robert Troy - to discuss the recent revelations at Oxfam; (6) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the availability of tonsillectomy services in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; (7) Deputy Mary Butler - to discuss the unique south-eastern model in residential care homes; (8) Deputy Joan Burton - to discuss ongoing traffic congestion involving the Luas cross-city route; (9) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss a code of practice for advertising food and beverages; (10) Deputy James Browne - the need to discuss the shortage of respite care places in County Wexford; (11) Deputy Eugene Murphy - the lack of ambulance cover in west Roscommon; (12) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the urgent matter of community employment scheme workers hosted by the Guinness Athletic Union in Dublin 12 not receiving payment for the third week in a row, Guinness Athletic Union no longer operating as a host organisation and the severe disruption this is causing for the outreach projects; (13) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - delays in driving tests at Sarsfield Road in Cork; (14) Deputies John Lahart, John Curran, Jack Chambers, Seán Haughey, Darragh O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan and Brian Stanley - soaring rent prices in Dublin; (15) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the shortage of primary school places in the Swords area; and (16) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the restriction on the pupil intake to be imposed from September 2018 on New Ross Educate Together national school, County Wexford.

The matters raised by Deputies Jonathan O'Brien, Michael Harty, Joe Carey and Eugene Murphy have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.20 p.m. and resumed at 2 p.m.